Jenny Sturgeon with Jonny Hardie
Thursday 28 November 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Alvah Parish Hall
Thursday 28 November 2019
Laughing Dog Music
Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter described as “a significant new talent” (Bright Young Folk) on the folk and acoustic scenes. Her music is rich with imagery and her songs are bound together by common threads of folklore, history and the connection people have with the wild. Having trained as a biologist her passion for nature and wild places emerges to create songs which are “musically superb, absolutely fascinating and utterly charming” (Shire Folk).
Sturgeon’s songcraft is at the centre of her engaging and honest performance, with accompaniment on guitar, harmonium and dulcimer she has been described as “a wonderful singer who can change the atmosphere in the room with her affecting delivery” (Boo Hewerdine). In 2018 she was nominated as Composer Of The Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Jenny performs solo as well as in a duo with renowned Old Blind Dogs fiddle player and guitarist Jonny Hardie (https://www.oldblinddogs.co.uk), and in a trio with Jonny Hardie and Capercaillie fiddle player Charlie McKerron (https://www.capercaillie.co.uk).
With three solo records, Source To Sea, From The Skein and The Wren and The Salt Air; Jenny is currently working on her next album – a collection of songs inspired by Nan Shepherd’s book ‘The Living Mountain’.
Musical collaborations include writing and performing in the critically acclaimed alt-folk band Salt House and in the bird and migration inspired project, Northern Flyway; a Creative Scotland and PRS Foundation funded audio-visual project that Jenny co-wrote with Inge Thomson – described as “like watching a David Attenborough documentary but with awesome music!”.
Jenny’s music has been played on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 3, Radio 6 Music, Radio 2, and Radio Nan Gaidheal – including being featured as artist of the week and doing live sessions for Travelling Folk and BBC Radio 3. Jenny’s release ‘The Wren and The Salt Air’ – a commission for The National Trust of Scotland – featured on national STV news. Her song ‘Charmer’ was featured at number 9 of The Herald’s best 100 songs of 2018.
“Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill” – RnR Magazine.
“Inspired and thoroughly engaging”- Folk Radio UK
“Scot Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an organic folksinger/songwriter as you can get” – Folk All
“I love her voice and the way she sings, she’s got a great feel for her music” – Mike Harding
“The finest ambassadors in the north east… gorgeous music… fantastic!” – BBC radio 3 World on 3
Under 16 / Full Time Education £6
Family (4 tickets, maximum 2 adults) £30
*(OAP, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)
Tickets will be available from the following outlets four weeks before the event:
Bremners of Foggie, Aberchirder – 01466 780260
British Red Cross Shop, 1 School Hill, Turriff, AB53 4DX – 01888 568209
Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.